Okay, this just made me laugh! Richard Dawkins has gone and got himself cancel cultured. It seems he has committed secular heresy or humanist sacrilege or something. The American Humanist Association has decided to revoke honor and to undeclare him the 1996 Humanist of the Year.
This cracked me up, “Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty……”
Except for Dawkins liberty and freedom to question “informed science?!” His liberty seems to have not been maximized. I’m pretty sure that “revoking honor for-bad thought” is not the same thing as “affirming dignity.” Dawkins crime is in suggesting or implying that transgender individuals are fraudulent. If identity is simply self defined, if one can simply chose to self identify as a member of a marginalized group with no basis in objective reality ……or choose NOT to, then the whole notion of social justice begins to crumble.
This also made me laugh, “Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism or other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good.“
Apparently that’s just not going so well.